poeciliid fish

poeciliid fish
noun
small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
Syn: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid, ↑live-bearer
Hypernyms: ↑cypriniform fish
Member Holonyms: ↑Poeciliidae, ↑family Poeciliidae

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  • poeciliid — noun small usually brightly colored viviparous surface feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control • Syn: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid fish, ↑live bearer • Hypernyms: ↑cypriniform fish • Hyponyms: ↑mosqu …   Useful english dictionary

  • poeciliid — /pee sil ee id/, n. 1. any small New World fish of the family Poeciliidae, of fresh or brackish tropical and temperate waters, including the mosquitofish, guppies, and mollies. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Poeciliidae. [ < NL… …   Universalium

  • cypriniform fish — noun a soft finned fish of the order Cypriniformes • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑loach, ↑cyprinid, ↑cyprinid fish, ↑electric eel, ↑Electrophoru …   Useful english dictionary

  • topminnow — noun 1. freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail; popular aquarium fish • Syn: ↑swordtail, ↑helleri, ↑Xyphophorus helleri • Hypernyms: ↑cyprinodont • Member Holonyms: ↑Xyphophorus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • live-bearer — noun small usually brightly colored viviparous surface feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control • Syn: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid fish, ↑poeciliid • Hypernyms: ↑cypriniform fish • Hyponyms: ↑mosquito …   Useful english dictionary

  • platy — noun small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish • Syn: ↑Platypoecilus maculatus • Hypernyms: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid fish, ↑poeciliid, ↑live bearer • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Platypoecilus maculatus — noun small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish • Syn: ↑platy • Hypernyms: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid fish, ↑poeciliid, ↑live bearer • Member Holonyms: ↑Platypoecilus …   Useful english dictionary

  • live-bearer — n. Any fish of the family {Poeciliiidae}, small usually brightly colored viviparous surface feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters, often used in mosquito control. Syn: topminnow, poeciliid fish, poeciliid. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • family Poeciliidae — noun topminnows • Syn: ↑Poeciliidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Cypriniformes, ↑order Cypriniformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mollie — noun popular aquarium fish • Syn: ↑molly • Hypernyms: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid fish, ↑poeciliid, ↑live bearer • Member Holonyms: ↑Mollienesia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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